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Swimmers Compete at WPU Fall Invitational

Dom Philpot
Dom Philpot

    
CARY, North Carolina -- Ferrum College's men's and women's swimming teams competed at the William Peace University Fall Invitational, held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24, at Triangle Aquatic Center. Ferrum finished fourth of six teams in the women's race, and fourth of five teams in the men's race.

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. Guilford 176; 2. William Peace 173; 3. Randolph 84; 4. Ferrum 61; 5. Warren Wilson 23; Greensboro 1

MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1. William Peace 160.5; 2. Randolph 139.5; 3. Greensboro 102; 4. Ferrum 64; 5. Warren Wilson 16

THE BASICS
In women's action, Hunter Tharpe turned in second-place performances in the 200 IM, 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke, and finished third in the 200 breaststroke. Katie Shoaf had an impressive day, finishing fourth in four events; 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle. In the 50 freestyle, Shoaf competed with 22 other swimmers.

In the men's event, Taylor Darnell was second in the 500 freestyle and 200 butterfly, and third in the 100 butterfly. Jacob Blaukovitch was third in the 200 breatstroke, and Dom Philpot was fifth of 21 swimmers in the 50 freestyle.

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"We had a lot of impressive swims this weekend. A few of our races were right on the school records and there were numerous personal best times posted. These guys have been working really hard this season and it was great to see them showcase it at our last meet of the semester." --Head Coach Margaret Bisnett

NEXT MEET
Bisnett's men and women will break for the holidays and return to campus after the new year to prep for their next meet on Saturday, January 11, a dual meet at Virginia Wesleyan University. The ODAC meet is scheduled for a 12:00 p.m. start in Virginia Beach.